quote by Bill Mauldin

I would like to thank the people who encouraged me to draw army cartoons at a time when the gag man's conception of the army was one of mean ole sergeants and jeeps which jump over mountains.

— Bill Mauldin

Reckoning Sergeant quotations

Because I am hard, you will not like me.

But the more you hate me, the more you will learn. I am hard but I am fair.


Any officer can get by on his sergeants.

To be a sergeant you have to know your stuff. I'd rather be an outstanding sergeant than just another officer.

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All writing is discipline, but screenwriting is a drill sergeant.

Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates.

We have good corporals and good sergeants and some good lieutenants and captains, and those are far more important than good generals.


Israel was born out of Jewish terrorism.

Jewish terrorists hanged two British sergeants and booby-trapped their corpses.

A coquette is like a recruiting sergeant, always on the lookout for fresh victims.

The sergeant is the Army.

The trust, confidence, and support given to us by our chain of command, and the tenacity of the great noncommissioned officers of the past, have laid the foundation and developed our quality corporals and sergeants.

Cats don't bark and act brave when they see something small in fur or feathers, they kill it. Dogs tend to bravado. They're braggarts. In the great evolutionary drama the dog is Sergeant Bilko, the cat is Rambo.


This fell sergeant, Death, Is strict in his arrest.

Jimi Hendrix played loud and free, Sergeant Pepper was real to me.

My father was a sergeant with the Connecticut state police. My mother was a hairstylist.

An old sergeant said, if you want to get to France in a hurry, then join the ambulance service, the French are big for ambulance service.

Because I grew up with a drill sergeant in my life, I respect order and it really gave me the discipline to be a leader and not a follower. It also helped me stay out of trouble.


My father, who was a sergeant in the RAF during the Second World War, was killed in a hitchhiking accident while returning home on compassionate leave. As a result, my mother had to get work, as a nurse, and at seven the RAF put me into a boarding school and ex-orphanage called the Royal Wolverhampton School.

The sergeant was describing a military life.

It was all drinking, he said, except that there were frequent intervals of eating and love making.

It has been remarked that almost every character which has excited either attention or pity has owed part of its success to merit, and part to a happy concurrence of circumstances in its favor. Had Caesar or Cromwell exchanged countries, the one might have been a sergeant and the other an exciseman.

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

If we retrench the wages of the schoolmaster, we must raise those of the recruiting sergeant.

All summer long we spent dancin' in the sand, and the jukebox kept on playing Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.


Pansy," Murphy sneered. Thomas leered at her. "You make my stamen tingle when you talk like that, Sergeant.

You know, I was a regular on the Friday afternoon drill squad.

Um, which... The year after I left school, I went back and thanked the sergeant major because I was so fit.

After tea, we discussed a variety of topics before the fire;

and Mrs. Micawber was good enough to sing us (in a small, thin, flat voice, which I remembered to have considered, when I first knew her, the very table-beer of acoustics) the favourite ballads of "The Dashing White Sergeant", and "Little Tafflin".

It is pleasant to be transferred from an office where one is afraid of a sergeant-major into an office where one can intimidate generals, and perhaps this is why history is so attractive to the more timid among us. We can recover self-confidence by snubbing the dead.

I think managing shortened my playing career, but I was a better manager when I was playing, when I could lead like a platoon sergeant in the field rather than as a general sitting back on his duff in a command post.


My own military background is wholly un-distinguished. I was a sergeant.

Most armies are in fact run by their sergeants - the officers are there just to give things a bit of tone and prevent warfare becoming a mere lower-class brawl.

Sergeant first class Cory Remsburg never gives up and he does not quit.

A coquette is like a recruiting sergeant, always on the lookout for fresh victims.

Every so often you might have an outburst in the gallery.

That's one of the most exciting things that happen because then you can say, 'Unless there's order we will call the Sergeant at Arms.' And that sounds really scary.


I'm like Sergeant Schultz, I know nothing.

We are trying to share ideas around the world. We don't just come up with a great idea in Brazil and ignore it in the rest of the world.

My mother was a Northern woman, daughter of Hon.

John Sergeant, a distinguished lawyer, and for many years representative in Congress from Philadelphia.

The old sergeant from headquarters treats me like a son and takes the greatest pride in whatever I do or write. He regularly assigns me now to certain doors, and I always obey orders like the little gentleman that I am.

My dad was a big admirer of Sergeant York stories from the First World War.